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[[bp:Pokémon Diamond and Pearl|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]] utilises the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection capabilities of the Nintendo DS for multiplayer functionality. It now appears that this ability will not be limited to the Friend Code system operable from every [[bp:Pokémon Center]] across Shin'ō.
The [[bp:Battle Tower]], which first appeared in [[bp:Pokémon Crystal|Pokémon Crystal]] and which took advantage of the GB Mobile Adapter in the Japanese version, returns with the same initial prospect; in the tower is a ''Wi-Fi Battle Room'', where the player is challenged by seven opponents downloaded over the Internet. When you defeat all the opponents, you will be ranked against other players, and the opponents get stronger as you rise through the ranks.
Additionally, it will be possible to trade with players from not just your own country, but all over the world, through the GTS, or Global Trade Station. A globe in the GTS records and displays the locations of the players with whom you have traded. It is likely that the station will bring different players together using an exchange system reminiscent of
Crystal's Pokémon Communication Center.
== Underground world of Shin'ō ==